Bayer Senior Engineer Plant PCS in Berkeley, CA, California
Your tasks and responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of this role,Senior Engineer Plant PCS are to: •Optimize production processes and logistics with regard to safety, environment, cost, quality and regulatory requirements •Provide technical input for the definition of concepts for new plants, improvement of existing equipment and/or the identification of alternative equipment or installations •Ensure production equipment uptime through preventive or predictive measures as well as small modifications and repairs •Ensure reliability of Production Unit process equipment, facilities and utilities •Provide the necessary technical expertise for troubleshooting and resolving problems with Production Unit processes and equipment •Development, optimization and overall quality of work plans, processes and standards •HES compliance - support Bayer Berkeley's commitment to safety by complying with the programs regarding health, safety and protection of the environment. The incumbent demonstrates safe work practices, contributes to safety meetings, provides input to relevant personnel (e.g., operators, supervisors, technicians) regarding safety issues and ensures resolution of non-conforming conditions. •Production Unit PCS troubleshooting Maintenance / Reliability •Establish, initiate and analyze preventative maintenance (PM) and calibration programs •Collect, analyze and report equipment downtime information •Identify, report and ensure resolution of critical equipment items •Develop, review and implement recommendations to improve reliability of infrastructure and production systems •Maintain the Calibration, Maintenance and Safety procedures in defined area of responsibility •Specify and follow strategy of spare parts needed to meet reliability objectives •Coordinate maintenance activities and shutdown requirements for production equipment and facilities. •Production Unit PCS systems reliability •Production Unit electrical distribution systems (<600V) reliability Project Support, Execution and Management •Project management and detailed engineering of smaller projects (AFE,<$500,000) including planning, detailed design, procurement, construction management, quality, budget and optimization. •Provide plant and production input and project engineering support for large projects, (AR, >$1 million) •Installation and operational commissioning and qualification testing of equipment and systems. Starting-up and running new equipment, resolving technical equipment issues, developing turn-over packages, etc. •Contribute to project planning and execution for facility modifications and enhancements •Establish and maintain Instrumentation Calibration, Maintenance and Safety procedures cGMP Compliance •Provide requested support for audits conducted by internal and external agencies •Resolution of Quality action items, write Engineering Assessments as Subject Matter Expert •Performing Risk Assessments and resolution of risk analysis •On-going participation in technical and non-technical training •Ensure the cGMP compliance for Process Unit Control Systems per Bayer directives, CFR Part 11 and other regulatory agency requirements •Perform installation and operational commissioning and qualification testing of PCS equipment and systems
Who you are
Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following: •Minimum Education BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline such as Chemical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering •Minimum Experience BS 6+ years •MS 2+ years of experience preferably in a plant operation function or an equivalent combination of education and experience •Special Skill/Knowledge o Experience with regulatory and cGMP requirements for pharmaceutical manufacturing •Knowledge and hands-on experience with pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, including equipment, utilities, and facilities, cGMP compliance, high purity water systems, clean room HVAC systems, process instrumentation and control systems, etc., are required. •Knowledge of Fermentation (Cell Culture), Isolation, Purification, Ultrafiltration and CIP processes and equipment. •Experience with Process Control Systems, including DCS / PLC programming, MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems), instrumentation and low voltage (< 600V) electrical systems is required. •Knowledge of hardware and software applications of ABB 800xA DCS, Siemens PLC, Allen Bradley PLC are required •Experience with networks integration between Process Unit Control Systems and Business Systems (MES, SAP etc) are required •Experience with FAT, SAT, Commissioning and Qualification, including hands on experience starting-up and running new equipment, resolving technical equipment issues, developing turn-over packages •Understanding of industry guidelines, regulatory requirements, relevant SOPs •Proficient computer skills to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint, SAP experience helpful •High level of urgency and is able quickly adapt to changing priorities •Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex equipment / systems and supporting utility services •Ability to troubleshoot equipment failures immediately and communicate status to engineers and production •Ability to support and prioritize many diverse activities simultaneously while meeting schedule commitments •Strong planning and organizational skills •Good oral and written communication skills •Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with a wide customer base. •Flexibility to support business requirement of rotational on-call support and / or weekend coverage
Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
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